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Is Ready for Your Inspection The Elephant, the Bull Moose, and the Donkey have held the center of the public stage for the last few months, and we refuse longer to give way to these ungainly beasts. The Taft, the Bryan, and the Teddy steam rollers are good in their way, but the steam roller that is right and doefe its work noiselessly and more effectively is the Overland Steam Roller. YouVe waited for this announcement?here it is. Now coxae up and see the car. It's a beauty. It is as much ahead of the 1912 model as that model was ahead of the 1911 car. Everything that you could possibly wish for in an automobile is represented in the 1913 Overland. soil o Remember that we advised you to wait until 1912 sea opened before you bought a cart We told you that had stood the tests of shop and road and ed before you bought a cart We told you we could save you money, sell you a >p and road and give you equaled by any other concern. Well, we made gooa. That same advice was given you rou a service that is as yet un some time ago regarding this 1913 model. The 1912 Overland took the country by storm and we predict that this new model will surpass the last one in every particular. Our $900 Touring Car was the talk of men from coast to coast. Motor sales never mounted so rapidly as did those of the Overland. BECAUSE THE CAR HAD STOOD THE TEST OF TIME AND MADE GOOD IN EVERY TRIAL IN WHICH IT WAS iiiNUilKKiD. Several Carloads of 1913 Overlands Will Arrive in Town This Week But we doubt that these will supply the demand that has been growing since the company started its announcements. We gauge this state ment?and to us It is extremely conservative?by the enormous demand made on us last Men who had never owned a car joined the rush of those who had and we could meet the demand. It is a surety, that with an additional year in which more positive has been given of the substantial construction of the Overland, its effici md economical cost of upkeep, the sales this year will go far ahead of those last. Read This Description and Judge for Yourself Wheel base, HO inches; 30 horsepower, nickel and black trimming, hand-painted radiator?black enamel baked on?3-4 floating rear axle, bronze steel break drums, 13 inches in diameter (equal to those used on five thousand dollar cars), mohair top, no vision wind shade, 83x?-inch tires, self-starter, nickel Presto starter, delivered in this $985 IMfcM W Be Made in Two, Four, and Five Passenger Cars at the Same Price More than twenty thousand Overlands were made and ot these supei The answer to this tremendous demand for Overlands is plain to those In 1912. Forty thousand of these superb Overlands will be made and sold in the whoharre ever driven one. No Overland has ever left the factory that has not made good when pot up against the most difficult tests that man could devise. Roads, Wind, Wsafhezy up-hill or down?it*s all the same to an Overland. Itgets there when other setting for double the price?stall and flounder. The construction is sub Nemoo need be a mechanic to drive an Overland safely anywhere. Tfeke these names for instance. They represent men in yyguftwidpps and in business. They own Overlands because of the known effici the ease with which they are driven, and the economical cost of upkeep. These class of thinkers which examines and learns why before the sale is F. Fletcher, James A. CahiU, John Q. Walton, N. L. Salisbury, Frank Libbey, F. H. Webb, M. D.; Marion Custis, M. D.; IX; Ck B. Heinecke, M. D. XL" thev think of the Overland. Then come to our sales tr?bring along an expert in auto construction?take a Jiki- - ? A \m TfATTrr r r?i rtr a w of these men what eiKirihie this 1913 the car through any " stunt,T within reason AND YOU'LL BUY A 1913 A MATTER OF COURSE. Overland-Washington Motor Co. R. C. SMITH, President 829 14th Street N. W. Phone Main 6916 BY HOWARD & USE. WiflHtNOTON can now be classed as a "progressive" dty from the standpoint of motor-driven Are apparatua The past week witnessed the Installation of the first fully equipped flre boose la the District, which is only a forerunner of the future method of equip ment for that branch of the municipal servtoa The company la known as No. 34, and la located at the oorner of Geor gia avenue and Rock Creek Church road, where the twenty-mile speed limit Is located. The equipment consists of an automobile piston pumping engine and a chemical and hoae wagon. The company will be known as the "flying squadron," and will be used for the protection of property In the suburban sections. With in the next few weeks the deputy chief of the fire department will be provided with an automobile, the roadster now being built to order. Chief Wagner Is provided with a machine, as is also Superintendent of Machinery Robinson. In addition to this equipment a large combination pumping and hose wagon Is owned by the department, being re placed by the two pieces of apparatus which went Into service last week at Petworth. The chemical and hose wagon Is of the four-cylinder type and rated at forty horsepower capable of doing sixty miles an hour If necessary, the average speed being about forty miles an hour. It Is provided with two large fifty-gallon chemical tanks, one on either side, and 1,200 feet of two-and-a^-half-inch hose. The other equipment Includes two three gallon extinguishers, which are located on the sides of the machine; axes, life lines and other paraphernalia used by fire-lighters on arrival at a fire. The front seat carries two men and eight others can be accommodated on the rear and side steps. ? * * * On the rtght side of the machine Is a Are apparatus tn responding t? alarms are Imperative and the machine must get there without delay. Chief Wagner claims that the early arrival at a fire be fore It gains any great headway Is where conflagrations are averted. With motor driven apparatus this can be accomplished and prove a boon to property owners everywhere. In that connection It Is also Imperative that the chiefs and battalion chiefs as well as the heads of the various companies should be on the ground early, and It Is the desire of Chief Wagner that some day the Washington fire de partment will be completely equipped with motor-driven vehicles. * * * * flL J. Presoott and flunlly left Washing ton last Sunday morning In their Bulclc car on a motor trip to tne White moun tains. They write that they found the roads good all the way north of Phila delphia, and reached Weirs, N. H., the boyhood home of Mr. Prescott, Tuesday evening, making the trip in three days, a distance of 600 miles. They will return the latter part of August. ? * * * Motorists going Into Canada must be careful to arrange their customs bonds and report at the frontier posts of botn countries whenever they cross the bor der. There is a controversy at present between agents for American and foreign made cars doing business in Canada, and charges of smuggling have been made to the Canadian and the United States cus toms officials. They are. In consequence, keeping a close surveillance on cars crossing the border. Tourists bound for Canada should make Inquiry before leav ing this country. * * * # John Detweiler of this city and Dr. T. A Cross and Samuel B. Harrison were the guests of Ross P. Andrews of this city, who returned a few days ago, on a motor trip to Cleveland, Ohio. The party was piloted by Robert Williams, who drove Mr. Andrews' new 1913 six-cylinder touring car on the flve-hundred-and-sev enty-two-mlle run. The weather was cool, although it rained at times on the trip to this city. The party was threat ened with "Jack Frost" but once. "To say that the trip was enjoyable," said enough; the brake must do more. When the wheels are locked the tires sllu over the surface. A small portion of the tread becomes smooth and the ad hesion between the tire and the street surface la reduced. Better results and shorter stops can be made by releas ing the wheels when they begin to skid and immediately tightening the brakes again, bringing a new portion of the tread Into use. In addition to reducing the efficiency of your brakes, the midden locking of the wheels and holding the tire In a fixed position against the road surface, wears away tire treads rapidly and Increases tire expense. # * * ? Those who wish to tour through the ?Hand of Evangeline," which haa proved very popular this year, will find the roads In excellent shape, according to the latest report from the Nova Scotia repre sentative of The Touring Club of Ameri ca. On an Inspection tour, Just completed, he was able to average thirty-one miles an hour between Dlgby and Yarmouth, which covers the most delightful part of the peninsula, known as "French coast." This would Indicate very excellent dirt roads. He says there Is one bad spot be tween Windsor and Halifax, about ten miles, where speed of twelve miles an hour Is necessary. The trip from -*allfax to St. John can easily be made In a day and a half, a distance of a little less than 300 miles; the roads will be found good, except for about thirteen miles, through the mountains. * * * * My. and Mrs. John C. McLaughlin, who left Washington last Tuesday morning In their Hudson car for Atlantic City, via the new route mentioned in The Star last Sunday, Inform the writer that they did not regret selecting this route In prefer ence to the White Horse pike. They negotiated the trip In twelve hours, and found the roads In excellent condition. The route was via Baltimore, Havre de Grace, Perryville and Elkton to Wilming ton, Del., where they took the ferry for Pennsgrove, N. J. The route after land In* on the Jersey shore was to Sharp town, Woodstown, Pole Tavern, Monroe vllle, Franklin and Malaga, where the Malaga road was taken the remainder of touring o*r. fullv e<|Uippod. was delivered last week to W. W. Bride. * ? ? * P. J. McDonald, manager of the local branch of the K.-ll> -Springfield Tire Company. Is spending Ins vacation at Cheshire. Mass He expects to be away about fifteen days. ? * ? * E. K. Fox. president of the Matheso* Motor Car Company, and Mrs. Fox land ed at Ix>ndon. England, last Monday. They will spend the next month touring through England. Scotland and Ireland before returning home. ? * * * Piloting a big fifty-horsepower Virgin ian. Ben Hartlg and a party of friend* motored to Gettysburg last Saturday and Sunday, and aft??r visiting the battlefield returned home Sunday etening. Leaving Washington Saturday afternoon, the party went via Frederick anil Tlnirmont to Get tysburg. where the night was spent. The return trip included a visit to Braddock Heights, Md.. from which place the route was via Newmarket. Rldgevllle, Balti more and thence over the boulevard, In the party besides Mr. Hartlg were Mrs. Louise Hartlg. sr., Mr. and Mrs. William Ourand and Mr. and Mrs. George Kstler and son. ? * * ? Mr. and Mrs. Abe Cohen and family. Mrs. M. Cohen and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Steinhardt and daughter motored to Ben edict, Md., last Sunday in Mr. Cohen'* Columbia Cavalier touring car, returning home late in the evening. ? * * * F. R. Fageol, Oakland representative for the Rambler car, passed througft Washington a few days ago, accompanied' by his wife and a party of friends, who spent several days sightseeing around the National Capital. They motored here from Philadelphia via Gettysburg last Sunday. They returned to the Quaker city via the "short route," and after dip ping the wheels of their machine In the Atlantic ocean will start for the Pacific ocean via the northern route. The car was the first 1913 Rambler turned out by the factory with the new electric self startlng device. The motor takes the place of the fly wheel, and not only starts the car, but furnishes current for ths electric lighting system. A large storage battery is kept supplied during the run ning of the motor. * ? a * Fenton Saunders and Whitney Leery left Wednesday morning on a ten-day outing in the former's Brlarcllfre Lozler. From here they motored to Philadelphia via the "short route," visiting Atlantic City, Asbury Park and other summer resorts along the Jersey coast. They expect to be gone about ten days oa the trip. * a a * Charles W. Semmes and a party of friends spent the week end at Benedict, Md.. on the Patuxent river, making the trip In a Wilcox-Trux bus. There were twelve In the "stag" party. A number of large catches were made by the "experts" early Sunday morning just below Bene D. C FIRE DEPARTMENT'S "FLYING SQUADRON. ft FIRST MOTOR-DKTVIBN FIRE COMPANY IN STALLED AT PBTWOETH LAST WEEK. COMBINATION CHEMICAL AND HOSE! WAGON AKD PISTOL PUMPING ENGINE IN FRONT OF HOUSE OF ENGINE COMPANY NO. 24, AT GEORGIA AVENUE AND ROCK CREEK CHURCH ROAD. CHIEF WAGNER IN UPPER CORNER OF PICTURE. wagon tower pipe line, to which two lines from steamers can be attached and handled by one man at any angle or de gree of elevation. On the sides of the vehicle are two air tanks about three feet In length which are used to supply pres sure for the chemical tanks. These tanks have a maximum pressure of 1,200 pounds and are filled by electric dynamos in the house where the machine is stored. The machine Is lighted with electricity and provided with a self-starter of the same character. A searchlight la carried over the front dash, while a large standard else fire bell is located back of the driv er. The drive Is left hand, with center control. The regular driver is John C. Stein, with John A. Sartin and George Coznley as relief drivers. * * ? * The pumping engine Is of the six cylinder type and also capable of a forty mile gait over the suburban roads. It has a capacity of more than 700 gallons of water per minute and under pressure has thrown as high as 900 gallons. This machine, unlike the other. Is chain driven, on account of Its weight and size, weigh ing about 12,000 pounds. The machine runs under Its own power, and after reaching a lire another clutch on the front end of the apparatus Is thrown in and the engine Is engaged for pumping purposes. Two streams of hose can be attached at the same time on the front end. This vehicle Is also lighted by electricity, but has a gas self-starter, operated from the front dash by a small lever. The machine Is right-hand drive and can In addition to two men on the front seat carry a complement of ten men. Tbe driver of the engine is Adam Mlnnlck, his assistant being C. D. Mc Aullffe. Capt J. H. Buscher Is In com mand of the company. It was only a few months ago that the home of the company was built and stands today as one of tbe model houses In the District. Chief Wagner Is an enthusiastic motor ist and the past week will be a memora ble one in the history of the department, he realising that on the success of No. 24 company depends the future motor izing of tbe entire department. Not withstanding that the chief Is seventy two years old, he holds down the front seat of his own big red Washington oar like a veteran when responding to fires at a rate far beyond the regulation speed limit. * * * ? The widespread movement throughout the country of adopting motor-driven ap paratus for fire department service Is now taking a concrete form. New York is spending more than $1,000,000 for this class of apparatus, aggregating nearly 175 pieces. It Is predicted that wltMn the next ten years nearly $75,000,000 will be expended for purchasing motor-driven vehicles by the various municipalities. The change from horse-driven fire ap paratus to motor-driven while somewhat of a radical change is nevertheless a practical one. A large oorps of skilled engineers sad experts are engaged In solving the various problems and com plex problems which have arisen from time to time. One ot the most Important of these la reliability. Tbe demands of Mr. Andrews yesterday, "Is to put It mildly. "The route selected took us up In south western New York as far as Jamestown, also along the peaceful 'Lake of Dreams.' Chautauqua. For twenty miles we trailed along its shores on the left side, passing fine hotels and cottage? which dotted along the shore. We visited my old home at Warren, Pa. The scenery all along the trip was magnificent. In passing through Titusville, Oil City and the smaller towns It was a sight of wonders to us all. The panorama scenes were all full of Interest. "In New York state we passed miles and miles of vineyards, plentiful crops, while line orchards were visible on either side of the road as we flew past. The use of the automobile Is constantly on the Increase and to give The Btar readers an idea of the touring now being done throughout the country, from Everitt, Pa., to Hiag erst own. Md., we passed thirty-three touring cars going west In crossing the Allegheny mountains, espe cially the three large ones after leaving Qveritt, Pa., it needs the pen of an artist to describe the grandeur of the valley and abrupt outlines of these glorious mountains. ? ? * ? "The roads were good, bad and in different, with the 'soft pedal* on the indifferent. But let me say a good word for the good ones. The move ment for good roads Is taking hold of the public, whether politician, farmer, pleasure-seeker or a tramp. Our total bill for toll for the entire trip amount ed to $1.37. After the amount of money being voted for good roads we cry out against such an ancient cus tom. Some tourists must have been making faces at the toll keepers, for at each gate we were always met with a frown and their *bureau of informa tion" seemed to be sealed up tight. "One has to believe in signs while touring. *Qo slow,' 'dangerous,' 'slow up,' 'speed limit ten miles an hour,' were some of the signs found along our route. In some of the little towns it was reduced to four and six miles. Several towns where the latter speed prevailed contained only a blacksmith shop and a gasoline mer chant, but at the same-time the roads were almost Impassable where the signs were displayed. One of the members of the party remarked, There's no need of those speed signs over these roads. It's good work to make six miles an hour, and then you would be going some.' All along the route we were royally entertained In the larger cities where I had friends." ? ? ? ? Putting on the brakes of an automo bile is a very simple and easy opera tion, and yet It appears that only two or three drivers in ten apply brakes properly. "Stopping a car without ap plying enough pressure on the brakes to lock the wheels," 6ays the current issue of The Automobile, "is the most efficient braking method." Brake tests have proved conclusive ly that locking the wheels is not the distance to Atlantic City. The total distance from the National Capital is about 1SS miles, as against 212 miles via Philadelphia and the White Horse pike. No engine or tire trouble occurred on the entire trip. After a short sojourn at the seashore Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin will continue along the coast up to New York, and thence through the New England states. ? * * * W. W. Nelllgan placed an order last week for the first 1913 Paige car for de livery when the new models' arrive In January. The car Is to be finished In maroon, of five-passenger capacity. ? * * * C. L. Beyer, Mitchell representative in Philadelphia, spent a couple of days In the National Capital last week. He was en route to Richmond, Va. During his brief stay here he was the guest of H. B. Leary, local agent. ? * ? * Recent purchasers of K-R-I-T touring cars Include L. C. Duvall, Etohlson, Md? Mrs. Flora C. Dyer of this city and Mrs. M. Collins. ? ? * ? A six-cylinder, five-passenger Mitchell diet. Raphael fiemmee was at the wheal and piloted the big machine t!.rough the deep sands of lower Maryland In fa6t time, making the return trip in two hours and fifty minutes. t * ? * # Despite careful u^ase, the backs of the front seats in touring cars are apt to be come dented ^ 1 scratched, particularly when much to . .ng is done. On this ac count it is not a had plan to protect thein with removable covers of thick carpet or padded oilcloth. * a * * Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Levy, In their Washington car, and Mr. and Mrs. I. Freund and family, in a Packard touring car. comprised a motoring party on a trip to Benedict, Md., where they spent the week end. enjoying the Ashing and bath* ing at that place. * ? ? * The principle that a father la liable for all acts of his son committed with the father's consent, so long as the son is a minor, has received a further exten sion by the supreme court of Kentucky There a father was held for damages caused by his son while the latter was (Continued on Third Page.) MICHIGAN Every Big Feature Is Included in the Mighty Michigan Probey Carriage Co., Phone West 213 1230 Wisconsin Ave.